4:45pm: We are all done with interviews for the day and are gearing up for a spontaneous road trip down to the Outerbanks, NC. Greg has been coming into my office every twenty minutes shouting a countdown til departure.
4:46pm: We want to leave early to get our bags packed but Kelley isn’t back from the tour yet.. should we go?
4:47pm: Tom just arrived from his UCAB retreat. It’s only been a weekend without him but it feels like it’s been an entire semester. We have a group hug in the hallway and catch up.
4:55pm: Carrie and I sneak out five minutes early. I stuff a bathing suit, toothbrush, camera, and William and Maryopoly into my bag. Who needs anything else?
5:20pm: The five of us (Greg, Carrie, Kelley, Austin and I) all jump in the car and set off on 64 towards Newport News. The road trip has officially begun.
5:45pm: We film the first installment of our amateur road trip video. We decide that people who don’t know us will think that we are really really weird.
6:20pm: We pass through the Border Station which separates Virginia from North Carolina. Only an hour away!
6:57pm: We begin jamming out to Bleeding Love – Carrie begins to re-enact the dance from “So You Think You Can Dance”
6:58pm: We are still jamming and Carrie is still dancing.
7:35pm: We have arrived – we run onto the beach only to realize that the sun is setting fast. We rush back to the car to make it to Jockey’s Ridge.